Chapter 8
Site and Improvement Analysis

Site Analysis

*   Physical characteristics

*   Location

*   Legal, Governmental, Political

*   Economic

*   On-site improvements

*   Off-site improvements

Physical Characteristics

*   Size

*   Shape

*   Topography

*   Subsoil

Location

*   Linkages

*   Internal

Legal, Governmental, Political

*   Zoning

*   Tax levels

*   Code enforcement trends

Economic

*   Plottage

*   Assemblage

On-site improvements

*   Drives

*   Parking

*   Fencing

*   Drainage

*   Septic

Off-site improvements

*   Roads

*   Utilities

*   Water

*   Sewer

*   Cable TV

*   Telephone

*   Garbage collection

*   Recreational complex

Improvement Analysis

*   Exterior

*   Interior

*   Mechanical systems

*   HVAC

*   Electrical

*   Depreciation disutilities

*   Physical

*   Functional

*   External

Window Systems

Roof Types

Photographic support

*   Should show front and rear exterior view

*   Should show street approach

*   Should show any significant defects requiring major adjustments